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19 Best Things to Do on a Night Out in Las Vegas, NV

Updated: Apr 16

Las Vegas, famously known as "Sin City," is a dazzling city where the lights never dim, and the excitement never fades! Whether you are on your honeymoon, a bachelorette party, or simply want a wild night out, Las Vegas has an array of unforgettable experiences waiting for you. From iconic landmarks to hidden gems, here are 19 must-try activities that promise an exceptional night out in Las Vegas.


1. Dance the Night Away at one of Las Vegas’ Top Nightclubs

Las Vegas is well-known for its electrifying club scene! Saturday nights are perfect for grabbing your best friends and heading out to the best clubs in town, like Tao Nightclub at the Venetian, Zouk Nightclub at Resorts World, Jewel Nightclub at the Aria Resort & Casino, and many others.

As you walk down the Strip throughout the day, you are bound to run into club promoters who can help you get on the guest list for these top nightclubs for free or at a reduced cost, and sometimes you can even score free drinks!

(However, make sure you use a high level of skepticism when dealing with these individuals as there may be some scammers pretending to be a club promoter. But, in general, these promoters are a valid way to get in as the nightclubs pay them to make sure their establishment is full and lively.)

Nightclub vibes

Another great tip is to check out if you get free access to the nightclub at your hotel. For instance, we stayed at Resorts World during our last stay and were able to enter their nightclub, Zouk, when deadmau5 was going to DJ. Zouk is one of the newer nightclubs on the Las Vegas Strip, and it has quickly made its way into the list of the top nightclubs in Las Vegas.

The light shows and technological components at Zouk are top-tier! Word of advice - on our last visit (June 2023), we noticed that the nightclubs are only open Thursday night, Friday night, Saturday night, and Sunday night.

2. Start your Day with a Pool Party at the Renowned Beach / Day Clubs along the Strip

The pool and deck of the Paris Resort Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada

If you are not a nightclub person or you want to party both day and night, check out one of Las Vegas's famous beach clubs for the ultimate pool party! The pool parties are typically Thursday - Sunday "mornings," and they tend to host famous DJs.

For instance, DJ Pauly D has a residency with Marquee Dayclub in The Cosmopolitan Hotel & Casino, and Steve Aoki has a residency at Wet Republic in the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. The beach clubs are a perfect place to enjoy live music/DJs, lounge in or by the pool, and have a refreshing drink in the middle of the day!

3. Level Up your Partying by going on a Party Bus Tour

The Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada Sign at Night

Want to club hop and not worry about where to go and how to get there? Hop on a party bus and cruise along the famous Las Vegas Strip while you visit a few nightclubs or beach clubs.

If you have a big party, you can all rent out the bus together, or if it is just a few of you, you will join others on the bus for an unforgettable time!

We went on both a day party bus tour and a night party bus tour and enjoyed them both. Our day tour took us to two beach clubs, and we made a quick pit stop at the Fabulous Las Vegas Sign, while our night tour took us to three nightclubs!

We loved the tours - it gave us a taste of different clubs on the Strip, and we did not have to worry about scheduling an Uber or getting on the guest list - it was all planned out for us.

4. Party with a View at one of Las Vegas’ Rooftop Bars and Clubs

The Las Vegas Strip at night with all of the neon lights and digital signs shining bright

The ambiance of an establishment makes the experience, and if you enjoy open-air places with the best views, you may be interested in Las Vegas' Rooftop Bars and Clubs! Sip on crafted cocktails at high-rise rooftop clubs/bars like Foundation Room, BrewDog, and VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub. There are various rooftop bars in Downtown Las Vegas as well, like Commonwealth, Downtown Terrace Kitchen & Bar, and Oak & Ivy.


5. Marvel at the Beauty of the Bellagio Fountains

The Bellagio Fountains at night during a water show

Towards the center of the Strip is the grandiose Bellagio Hotel & Casino! Outside this hotel is an 8.5-acre man-made lake, home to the Bellagio Fountains. These fountains put on a show and dance to the rhythm of music every evening.

The synchronized water show set against the backdrop of the iconic Bellagio Hotel is a sight to behold! Depending on the day and time, you can catch a show every 15 to 30 minutes starting in the afternoon.

6. Enjoy a Fire-y Good Show at the Mirage Volcano

Towards the top of the Strip, you can catch the mesmerizing eruption of the Mirage Volcano, a breathtaking display of fire and water that will leave you in awe! The Volcano erupts on the hour at 8 pm, 9 pm, 10 pm, and 11 pm.

Check out this nightly spectacle before it disappears as the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino construction begins to make room for the Guitar-shaped hotel. However, if you visit after the Hard Rock Guitar Hotel arrives on the Strip, it will also host a nightly light and music show that towers over the others in the surrounding area.

7. Witness a Mesmerizing Cirque du Soleil Show

Do not miss the chance to experience the magic of a Cirque du Soleil performance! There are six Cirque du Soleil shows on the Strip, including the aquatic wonder of "O" at the Bellagio and the acrobatics and comedy of "Mad Apple" at New York New York.

Prepare to be amazed - the talent and artistry of a Cirque du Soleil performance is impeccable! Furthermore, there are plenty of other shows to attend, like Chippendales, the Jabbawockeez, Mentalist Shows, Comedy Shows, and many others.

8. Catch a Musician during their Las Vegas Residency

A Mic on a Stage to represent going to an artist's residency in Las Vegas, Nevada

Every year different artists begin a residency in Las Vegas. Some famous residencies in the previous years were Celine Dion, Elton John, and Brittney Spears.

Currently, in 2023, Weekends with Adele is at the Caesars Palace, Bruno Mars and Usher are at Park MGM, Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, and Carrie Underwood are at Resorts World, and many other famous singers are performing in the other resorts and casinos around the Strip!

In 2024, Shania Twain returns to Las Vegas for her ‘Come On Over’ Residency at Planet Hollywood.

Shopping and Food

9. Shop your Favorite Brands at the Fashion Show Mall

Artwork on display in June 2023 at Fashion Show Mall in Las Vegas, Nevada

Towards the top of the Strip is Fashion Show Mall, a 2 million square foot shopping, dining, and entertainment center on the Las Vegas Strip. It is home to 250 retailers, including Louis Vuitton, Tory Burch, and Indochino, and over 30 eateries like the Hello Kitty Cafe, El Segundo Sol, and The Capital Grille. Every so often, they have different art installations throughout the mall, as seen above, and events celebrating various holidays.

10. Explore the Miracle Mile Shops

At Planet Hollywood's Miracle Mile Shops, you will find a dining, shopping, and entertainment haven with a diverse range of stores, boutiques, and eateries, making it a perfect stop for some retail therapy.

The Miracle Mile Shops also hosts various renowned live shows in Las Vegas, like The Mentalist, The Ultimate Variety Show, and Vegas! The Show. You can also find the Tipsy Robot, where you can have a hand-crafted drink made by a robotic arm!

11. Enjoy Celebrity Chef Restaurants

Beef Willington from Hell's Kitchen

There are celebrity chef restaurants all over the fabulous Las Vegas Strip - perfect for an exquisite dining experience where culinary delights and exceptional service collide! Gordon Ramsay has six restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip, including Hell's Kitchen at Caesars Palace and Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas.

Other famous chef celebrities found on the Strip include Martha Stewart, Giada De Laurentiis, Guy Fieri, Chris Santos, Bobby Flay, Buddy V, and many more.

More Entertainment on the Las Vegas Strip

12. Test your Luck at the Iconic Las Vegas Casinos

Casino table with poker chips in a tower

There is no shortage of casinos in Las Vegas - a majority of the hotels along the Strip all have a casino inside. Try your luck on slot machines, table games, and poker rooms while you partake in the activities found on the Strip.

We are not gamblers, so we typically spend less than $5 playing the slots, but we did see someone win the top jackpot of $12,000 on one of the slot machines at the Wynn on our last visit.
However, gambling is a real addiction, and as the saying goes, "the House always wins." As such, enter the game floor with expectations and budgets set so your amazing, fun trip to Las Vegas does not turn into bankruptcy or addiction. Play responsibly!

13. Stroll down The LINQ Promenade

The LINQ Promenade is a pedestrian-only street brimming with open-air bars, dining, entertainment, and shopping. Additionally, there is a zipline that allows you to soar along the Promenade toward the High Roller Observation Wheel.

The High Roller stands at a towering height of 550 feet, providing exquisite views of the Las Vegas Strip and its surrounding areas. Situated in a central location on the Strip, the LINQ Promenade often features women dressed as showgirls and cops alongside men sporting Western attire.

They are available for photo opportunities and usually anticipate a tip afterward. However, exercise caution as some may aggressively seek money if not tipped.

14. Marvel at the Beautiful Topiaries at the Bellagio’s Botanical Gardens

Topiaries at Bellagio’s Botanical Gardens

Soak in the beauty of the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens! This enchanting oasis showcases ever-changing floral displays that infuse a touch of nature into the heart of the Las Vegas Strip.

The exhibits within the Botanical Gardens evolve with the seasons throughout the year. It is an absolute must-see attraction, as it offers a unique experience distinct from everything else available on the Strip!

15. Enjoy a Romantic Tour on the Gondola Ride at The Venetian

Gondola Ride at The Venetian

Have you ever dreamt of going on a gondola ride in the canals of Venice? Well, how about embarking on a gondola ride in the canals of The Venetian in Las Vegas? It is a perfect way to add a touch of romance to your night out and will hold you off until you can visit the real thing!

The Venetian, in general, is a breathtaking resort - it is worth taking a stroll around the property when you are there! You can shop as if you were in the streets of Milan, enjoy delicious gelato, and be serenaded by Italian live performers in classical attire.

Outside of the Las Vegas Strip

16. Experience the Iconic Fremont Street in Downtown Las Vegas

For a taste of classic Vegas, head over to Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas. The neon lights, live music, street performances, and the SlotZilla Zip Line create an exhilarating atmosphere that sets the stage for an incredible night!

You can also enjoy free concerts and live DJs while exploring Freemont Street. Do not worry - you will still find plenty of restaurants, bars, and casinos on Freemont Street - if anything, things are cheaper and more "interesting" Downtown!

17. Jump Back in Time at The Neon Museum Las Vegas

The Neon Museum Las Vegas

Discover the fascinating history of Las Vegas at this Neon Boneyard! Explore a collection of vintage neon signs that once lit up the city in all its glory.

There are various tours to partake in, check out their website for more details. Also, be sure to purchase your tickets in advance as they tend to sell out some nights.

18. Marvel at the Hoover Dam, An Engineering Brilliance

Hoover Dam near in Las Vegas, Nevada

For an adventure beyond the city, visit the iconic Hoover Dam! Marvel at its immense scale and engineering brilliance, a testament to human achievement. Fun Fact: This dam controls the flooding of the Colorado River and provides water to over 16,000,000 people.

Moreover, the dam's 17 turbines generate enough electricity to power 1.3 million homes! For more fascinating facts and history, take a tour of the Hoover Dam when visiting Las Vegas!

Interested in taking a road trip from Las Vegas to Arizona? Check out this blog post: 7-Day Itinerary From Las Vegas through Arizona & Back!

19. Experience the Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon in Arizona

Take a break from the city lights and embark on a day trip to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon - it is about 2.5 hours away from Las Vegas. Admire the breathtaking landscapes and create memories that will last a lifetime!

Feel a bit adventurous? Book a helicopter tour to see the Grand Canyon from a new perspective. The breathtaking views and solitude of being the only few in the sky make it a special experience!

Want to visit the South Rim of the Grand Canyon? Check out this blog post: Visiting the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park!

The Opportunities are Endless!

There is a plethora of entertainment and food options along the Las Vegas Strip! It will take days to explore it all; however, this blog post will help you better understand what big-name items are available to you. A few other amazing things to do while in Las Vegas include:

The New York New York Resort Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada with a roller coaster

- Hotel & Casino hopping to explore each resorts unique theming, restaurant choices, and unique features
- Tacos El Gordo for some delicious and authentic tacos
- Bagelmania for an almost endless amount of bagel and shmear options
- Find a speakeasy and grab a drink
- Meander along the Strip witnessing the spectacles that make up this distinct city
- Get your picture at the Famous Fabolous Las Vegas sign
- Check out the Las Vegas Premium Outlets both North and South of the Strip
- Witness the new and grandiose Sphere

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From the iconic Strip to the vibrant Downtown scene, Las Vegas offers an array of exciting activities that promise an unforgettable night out. Whether you are exploring hidden gems, dancing the night away, or simply soaking in the breathtaking views, you are guaranteed to have an extraordinary time in one the entertainment capitals of the world. Get ready for an adventure of a lifetime in Las Vegas, Nevada!

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